Hard at work grafting to try and turn this concept sketch into a sectional beauty! And the following development of the cross sectional study.

Hand rendered sectional study; a culmination of an iterative technical report.

Hand rendered sectional study; a culmination of an iterative technical report.

Today’s procrastination consisted of designing and producing 160 origami tickets for the PADS Summer Ball. 

Since each student is provided with the autonomy to express their own sense of self, they feel a comfortable sense of belonging in their environment to engage in an ongoing dialogue not only with each other, but also with tutors alike. By “discussing their own lives and experiences, their own fears and aspirations”, students are therefore exposed to a multitude of varying breeds of interest and working methodologies; something that keeps things interesting and offers different angles and inspiration upon the work. Subsequently, students begin “to assume responsibility, individually and collectively, to make their study as exciting and meaningful as they can for themselves”.

Extract from my recent theoretical research paper, ‘Self Inspired Architecture’.

 Joseph Coulter

'Self Inspired Architecture'

Year 2; History and Theory; “Contextual Writing”

On the basis that architecture, as an exploratory field, can become an extremely intimate and personal reflection of oneself, this paper intends to investigate, how through today’s higher educational model, culture and identity can be translated into a unique, overarching architectural disposition. It explores the power and phenomenology surrounding imagination and experiential backgrounds and their unique influence upon individuals and their architectural studies. 

Even an experience is not, and never is, perceived in its completeness, it cannot be grasped adequately in its full unity. It is essentially something that flows, starting from the present moment we can swim after it, our gaze reflectively turned towards it, whilst the stretches we leave in our wake are lost to our perception.
— Edmund Husserl

Preliminary sectional studies for interim. Time for these to really drive this thing!

Not even sure what I’m doing anymore -  feeling pretty done with this.

Not even sure what I’m doing anymore -  feeling pretty done with this.

A quick compilation of some preliminary technological and environmental sketches capturing the essence of how the proposed design might function within its context.

Drawing sections again, this is designing! #architecture #plymouthuniversity #drawing #pencil #section #sketch

Drawing sections again, this is designing! #architecture #plymouthuniversity #drawing #pencil #section #sketch

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